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Population in 2012: 267 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +29.6%
Males: 134  (50.2%)
Females: 133  (49.8%)

Median resident age:  43.9 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 39769.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,162 (it was $33,125 in 2000)
Sturgis:

$38,162
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,602

Sturgis town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,318 (it was $73,300 in 2000)
Sturgis:

$70,318
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $87,712; Detached houses: $89,512; Mobile homes: $31,912

Median gross rent in 2012: $713.

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  • White alone - 219 (86.2%)
  • Black alone - 31 (12.2%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.4%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sturgis: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: English (40.9%), Irish (10.5%), United States (6.5%), German (5.3%), Scottish (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 336 feet

Land area: 1.30 square miles.

Population density: 205 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Sturgis:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 14.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sturgis town:

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 34.5%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 17.5%
  • Divorced: 18.8%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.5%
Mississippi:  1.9%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Sturgis, Mississippi as of August 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sturgis to the number of sex offenders is 67 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $378 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $417 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (87.9 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (129.5 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (448.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Ackerman, MS (2.8 miles ), Mathiston, MS (3.8 miles ), Maben, MS (3.9 miles ), Weir, MS (3.9 miles ), Louisville, MS (3.9 miles ), Starkville, MS (3.9 miles ), Mississippi State, MS (4.1 miles ), Eupora, MS (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 33.34 N, Longitude: 89.05 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 662

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.7%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+4.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (35%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Retail trade (43%)
  • Educational services (32%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Religious workers (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4%)
  • Cashiers (13%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (11%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Sturgis-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 204% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/23/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.4 miles away from the Sturgis town center killed 2 people and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/21/1992, a category F4 tornado 11.8 miles away from the town center killed 12 people and injured 122 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sturgis-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 74.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from Sturgis center
On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/28/1995 at 15:28:36, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 71.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1998 at 15:20:01, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.1 miles away from Sturgis center
On 7/15/1995 at 01:03:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 80.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Oktibbeha County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Freeze: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sturgis topographic map

Birthplace of: Kirby Jackson - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Sturgis:

  • CHOCTAW COUNTY NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ACKERMAN, MS)
  • UNITY HOSPICE CARE, LLC, STARKVILLE (Hospital, about 15 miles away; STARKVILLE, MS)
  • LOUISVILLE HEALTHCARE LLC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LOUISVILLE, MS)

Political contributions by individuals in Sturgis, MS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sturgis:

  • Mississippi State University (about 17 miles; Mississippi State, MS; Full-time enrollment: 15,187)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 49 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Holmes Community College (about 57 miles; Goodman, MS; FT enrollment: 4,518)
  • East Central Community College (about 63 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,155)
  • Meridian Community College (about 71 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,932)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 74 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,308)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 75 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,616)

Public elementary/middle school in Sturgis:

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Churches in Sturgis include: Sturgis United Methodist Church (A), Sturgis Presbyterian Church (B), Sturgis Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sturgis Cemetery (1), Old Sturgis Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Oktibbeha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.9%
(27.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.9%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.4%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Sturgis compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Sturgis (2011 data):

  • CB&S Bank, Inc.: Sturgis Branch at 3869 Highway 12 West, branch established on 1955/03/11. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $1,276.1 mil, Deposits: $1,018.1 mil, headquarters in Russellville, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 42 total offices, Holding Company: Cbs Banc-Corp.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sturgis travel time to work - commute


Sturgis mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (43%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sturgis town (based on Oktibbeha County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.74%
Here49.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of Christ
Adherents50.2%23.3%10.4%5.2%3.4%
Congregations31.7%30.2%1.6%6.3%7.9%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1.6%1.6%1.3%1.1%1.9%
Congregations1.6%3.2%1.6%1.6%14.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Oktibbeha County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Oktibbeha County:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Oktibbeha County:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Oktibbeha County:

32.8%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.8%
State:

14.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$645
Police Protection - Officers 5$9,236$22,1660$0
Police - Other 0$0 8$1,164
Sewerage 0$0 1$599
Water Supply 0$0 1$911
Totals for Government 5$9,236$22,16611$3,319


11.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,441 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.26%
Mississippi average:

7.82%

0.83% of residents moved from foreign countries ($972 average AGI)
Oktibbeha County:

0.83%
Mississippi average:

0.09%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lowndes County, MS  0.67% ($35,259 average AGI)
from Webster County, MS  0.40% ($23,720)
from Clay County, MS  0.39% ($21,082)


10.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,296 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.72%
Mississippi average:

8.35%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($133 average AGI)
Oktibbeha County:

0.10%
Mississippi average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lowndes County, MS  0.69% ($30,709 average AGI)
to Webster County, MS  0.49% ($27,787)
to Shelby County, TN  0.42% ($26,731)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sturgis:

  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIRL (1270 AM; daytime; 3 kW; LOUISVILLE, MS; Owner: HARRISON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSSO (1230 AM; 1 kW; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOR (980 AM; 1 kW; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sturgis:

  • WMAB-FM (89.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WQJB (104.5 FM; STATE COLLEGE, MS; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WJZB (88.9 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WFCA (107.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: FRENCH CAMP RADIO, INC.)
  • WLZA (96.1 FM; EUPORA, MS; Owner: TRI COUNTY BROADCASTING)
  • WLSM-FM (107.1 FM; LOUISVILLE, MS; Owner: HARRISON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMSU (92.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMSV (91.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQJQ (105.1 FM; KOSCIUSKO, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXU (106.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAJV (98.9 FM; BROOKSVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMBC (103.1 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSMS (99.9 FM; ARTESIA, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • W205AQ (88.9 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W245AE (96.9 FM; ACKERMAN, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Sturgis:

  • WMAB-TV (Channel 2; MISSISSIPPI STATE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WTVA (Channel 9; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKDH (Channel 45; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLOV-TV (Channel 27; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: LINGARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W05BV (Channel 5; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH)

Sturgis fatal accident list:

Oct 1, 1978 07:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 4,100
Total average daily truck traffic: 328
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 4,350

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sturgis)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 33.219583 Lon: -88.942472, Call Sign: WQBF552
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.687 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/30/2004, Expiration Date: 09/30/2014, Certifier: Bob Ruth
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KD4LMQ, Licensee ID: L00298480
    Grant Date: 02/01/2003, Expiration Date: 02/01/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/02/2010
    Registrant: Jeffrey H Walsh, 1695 Sturgis Maben Rd, Sturgis, MS 39769
  • Call Sign: KD5ABI, Licensee ID: L01323223
    Grant Date: 09/14/2007, Expiration Date: 09/14/2017
    Registrant: Mona G Goodin, 2549 Edwards St, Sturgis, MS 39769
  • Call Sign: N5KGY, Licensee ID: L00273113
    Grant Date: 03/01/2006, Expiration Date: 04/02/2016
    Registrant: Jerry H Drott, 3559 Craig Springs Rd, Sturgis, MS 39769
  • Call Sign: W3WMU, Previous Call Sign: KD4LMQ, Licensee ID: L00298480
    Grant Date: 04/02/2010, Expiration Date: 04/02/2020, Certifier: Jeffrey H Walsh
    Registrant: Jeffrey H Walsh, 5331 Sturgis Maben Rd, Sturgis, MS 39769


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 30
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Sturgis


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sturgis, MS

Most common first names in Sturgis, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2772.9 years
Mary2580.5 years
John2374.4 years
William1576.7 years
Annie1281.2 years
Robert1273.2 years
Willie1077.7 years
Walter873.6 years
Lula775.4 years
Minnie784.5 years
Most common last names in Sturgis, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jackson3176.2 years
Morgan2278.6 years
Davis1278.2 years
Miller1279.6 years
Jones1268.4 years
Peterson1271.6 years
Frazier1181.9 years
Hunt1081.4 years
Quinn1078.4 years
Coleman1075.8 years
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